Doyle LLP Carves Paths Of Relief Against Insurers and TPA’s For Worker’s Compensation Bad Faith Actions in Arizona

The JDSupra Business Advisor released an article highlighting the legal theories our attorneys’ designed to hold both a worker’s compensation insurer and its Third Party Administrator (“TPA”) liable for improper claims processions actions. In growing fashion, insurance companies “outsource” claims processing to TPAs in order to underwrite risks but still benefit from a TPA’s profit-driven tactics. In turn, the TPA escapes liability because it  doesn’t enter into a contractual agreement within the policyholder; but times are changing.

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Hyde Park Worker Injured in Scaffolding Collapse

Scaffolding is a common site at construction yards. It is also a prime source for construction injuries. According to OSHA, 54 workers were killed in scaffolding accidents in 2009. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics also says that 72% of injuries are due to the planking giving way, the employee slipping, or an object falling from above. All of these are preventable injuries.

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Two Workers Injured in Flash Fire

Plant explosions may seem like they happen out of the blue, but there is always an underlying reason. Usually that reason can be traced back to a safety protocol that wasn’t followed. When an explosion happens, investigators must determine whether or not the problem was caused by the worker or by some other party. The results of the investigation weigh heavily on how much compensation an injured worker can get.

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